The Thimbles and Threads Quilt Guild had its beginning in 1997 with members meeting monthly in local churches and with holding an annual quilt show during the West Virginia Folk Festival. It is during the show that various projects and demonstrations are shared with Festival goers. Ribbons are awarded to exhibitors based on viewers’ choices in the various categories.
Quilts for Kids continue to be a special project in which the group jointly constructs quilts for sick and traumatized children. To date, almost one hundred and fifty quilts have been given.
In 2014, the guild has participated in the National Quilts of Valor (QOV) program by contributing two patriotic quilts. These quilts are awarded to veterans who have been touched by war. One went to an anonymous veteran in West Virginia, and the second was awarded to Mr. Raymond Groves of Nicholas County. Mr. Groves is a 96 year old World War II veteran, and the recipient of a Purple Heart and many other military honors. Sue Papouschek designed and machine quilted the quilt and most of the other members made blocks and provided the finishing touches.